In Game Jobs:

December 30th, 2008 2,396

Quality Assurance Testers with Infinity Ward

As a gamer I thoroughly enjoy the Call of Duty Series, and most recently Call of Duty:Modern Warfare.

Infinity Ward is one company that you can rely on for consistent game tester job postings.

There are several companies that you can count on for regular postings, but I lean towards Infinity Ward due to the love of their games.

Recently they posted several positions within CA on their website.

Typically the skills they require are ones that any gamer would have such as:
* Good verbal and written communication skills
* Strong problem solving skills
* Knowledge of Excel
* Passion for gaming

December 18th, 2008 1,411

Live & Test Games in Hawaii

As part of my ongoing report on different places to test games, Hawaii is one that you can count on for a great selection of gaming firms.

Just check out this list of options:

1. Maui Games

They are a developer of cell phone games.  Just check out their site and you’ll get that tropial feeling.  Maui Games na ka oi.  Which I believe translates to Maui Games is the best!

2. Blue Planet Software

Chosen to manage the exclusive business licensing rights to Tetris, Blue Planet has made a name for themselves in gaming.  Working with many of the major manufacturers and publishers like Sony & Nintendo, there are many potential opportunities that await you.

December 11th, 2008 1,556

In This Tough Economy, Are Game Jobs Available?

Absolutely!

Listen, when times get tough people tend to resort to things that allow them to escape.

Take a look at your local bar.  I’m sure they aren’t feeling the pain of the economy at this moment.  Why?  People are drowning their sorrows in alcohol.  This is just one example of the types of businesses who do well in a downward economy.

December 10th, 2008 1,138

Live in New Hampshire? Need a Game Job?

Believe it or not just because you live in or around New Hampshire does not mean you cannot get into the gaming industry.

My goal over the next several months is to list out some gaming companies in places that perhaps are not as popular as others.  I mean everyone knows they can find a game job in New York, Washington, and California.  But do you know there are tons of other studios in remote locations all over the US?

So I wanted to list out the companies that I know of so that others can share the wealth of knowledge that I possess.

November 20th, 2008 1,603

Game Studios In Arizona

You have several options if you’re living in Arizon and want to break into the Game Testing market.

This is a short list of developers/publishers in Arizona that you should check out.

1. CrunchTime Games

Founded in May 2003 this company established istelf by playing a role in games like Marc Ecko’s Getting Up and StarCraft Ghost.  Located in Chandler Arizona, they are an independent developer of next-gen games.  Currently they have 8 employees.  They are a small studio so don’t expect them to be hiring too often.

2. Rainbow Studios

November 20th, 2008 1,450

Live in Wisconsin? Work For One Of These Great Studios!

I decided that I’m going to start listing out gaming studios, developers and game producers in different areas in the hopes of helping each gamer find the job they want.

I started with Wisconsin simply because that is a random area not like California or Washington that gamers might think they can’t find a gaming job.

So here are your options:

1. Big Rooster

Established in 2007 and located in Madison Wisconsin, they focus on games for the PC and nextgen consoles.  They are official developers for XBox 360, PS3, Wii and Nintendo DS.

November 6th, 2008 1,440

38 Studios Seeking QA Manager

Who is 38 Studios?  It’s a game publisher founded by Curt Schilling a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.

Located in Massachusetts, 38 Studios has been around since late 2006 and they are looking for someone to join their team.

 

Ever play Spawn?  Then you could seriously enjoy working for 38 Studios.

So what is this job all about?  Well you’ve got a set of responsibilities that includes:
* Managing a test team
* Providing reports to the director of Quality Assurance
* Creating test plans and test cases

October 16th, 2008 1,028

Searching for Game Jobs

A key point in getting a game job is of course first finding them.  The question is how do you do this?

There are many options out there today.  From paid memberships to E-books the amount of knowledge on the web is astounding to say the least.

So there are paid options and free options.  It all boils down to two things:
1. How much time do you have to search for jobs
2. Do you want to pay someone to handle the searching for you

October 12th, 2008 1,700

Game Design-One Gamer’s Option

Many gamers these days are studying game design.  One of the reasons is obviously the love of gaming, but another is money.  Game design positions can pay you quite well and can be a long term career vs. just a job.

If you are one of the gamers who decides to go this route, your job options will be endless.

Just as in game testing, there are many game design jobs to choose from.

I want to give you just a sample of one and keep in mind that the link may be gone by the time you read this post.

October 10th, 2008 1,528

QA and Playtesting

What a great combo.  With QA, it specifically means Quality Assurance, which is another word for what a game tester does in their position.

Playtesting is exactly what it sounds like, you get to play for FUN!  I mean really you can’t get much better than that.

Testing is work, playtesting is FUN!

There are a ton of these types of positions out there at any given time.

I am going to post one here, but keep in mind that when the position is filled, most likely the link to the job will no longer be valid.